The book we all need to read… twice.
Monthly Archive: August 2016
The Era of Bad Feelings is upon us.
Do you miss the Bee Gees?
Sure, we all do.
The “big sort” has also come to labor markets. Rather than seeking to be a neutral place of blandly inoffensive corporate efficiency, each workplace increasingly celebrates the values of its tribe. That makes work...
When Mylan decided to sell EpiPens for $300, in any normal system somebody would have made their own EpiPens and sold them for less. It wouldn’t have been hard. Its active ingredient, epinephrine, is...
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“Headin’ up to San Francisco
for the Labor Day weekend show…”
My informed understanding of The New Atlantis’ report on sexual orientation and gender identity that purports to speak “scientific” truth to political power. But is that what it is really doing? Read more to find out.
Batman! Also, Friends and chimpanzees
(On the new Don’t Breathe movie, which I have not seen (no pun intended))
Guidelines for thinking about using ad hominem arguments.
On the board game “Ghost Stories”
(short version: Alan Scott was right, awesome game, you’ll need house rules)
Kazzy might have had more fun at the park than his kids this day.
The first is that wishful thinking is surprisingly powerful. A few years ago, the economist Guy Mayraz conducted a simple experiment at Oxford university’s Centre for Experimental Social Science. Mayraz ran sessions in which...
The game, it turns out, is rigged. With nothing to lose, they burned it all down.
Night Court doesn’t hold up nearly as well as Cheers, but it’s still fun. Anyway, this week: Latin America, Crime, Media, Education, and Labor!
And *NOW* we can start talking about the end of summer.
American Exceptionalism (sports edition)
With no natural deaths in 70 years, maybe we worry a little too much about how old and infirm our presidential candidates are.